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ABOUT THIS MANUALThis manual explains how to ride your new bike safely, and how to maintain your bicycle to keep it operating safely. Every person, prior to riding this bicycle, should read at least Chapter 1 of this manual. Parents should explain Chapter 1 to a child, or anyone else, who is otherwise not able to understand this information.

Even if you have ridden a bicycle for years, it is important for EVERY person to read Chapter 1 before you ride your new bicycle!Chapter 1 covers safety and bicycle care. Understandingand following this information will help you and your LeMond bicycle avoid injury and damage. Chapter 2 gives a maintenance schedule for a bicycle under normal riding conditions. Chapter 3 gives basic instructions for inspection, lubrication, and adjustment of the parts of a bicycle. This manual covers all models of LeMond bicycles. There are many models, with a variety of equipment, so this manual may contain some information that does not apply to your bike. Some illustrations may vary from the actual bicycles.Note: For some other parts, we may refer you to the manual supplied by the manufacturer of the part. If you did not receive a referenced manual, download one from the internet, get one from your dealer, or contact us at the phone number or web site listed below and well send you the proper manual.

There may be a more current manual available for your bicycle. For the most current Owners Manual, please check the LeMond web site. If you have any questions after reading this manual or the information on the LeMond web site, consult your LeMond dealer. If you have a question or problem, which your LeMond dealer cant handle, contact us using mail, phone, or internet:

LeMond Bicycles Attn: Customer Service 801 W. Madison Street Waterloo, Wisconsin 53594

(800) 785-TOUR www.lemondbikes.com

Copyright Trek Bicycle Corporation 2003 All rights reserved

YOUR LEMOND BICYCLEThank you for buying a LeMond bicycle. Your bicycle meets the highest safety and performance standards. You have chosen the size and model that meets your needs, and your LeMond dealer has assembled and adjusted it.

Assembly and the first adjustment of your LeMond bicycle take special tools and skills, so this should only be done by an authorized LeMond bicycle dealer.Top tube Steerer (top of fork)

Seat stay Down tube Chain stay

Head tube

Fork blade Bottom bracket shell

Rear derailleur hangerFigure 1 Names of frame parts

The Owners Manual bag supplied with your bike, or frameset, includes a warranty card. Complete this card, and send it to LeMond Bicycles. We must have this card before we can process a warranty claim.

Your bicycle:Model Name or No. Color Size

Your serial number:The serial number of your bicycle is attached to the underside of the down tube, just ahead of the bottom bracket shell (Figure 1).

Your LeMond dealer: Your dealer's phone:ii

DEFINITIONSIn this manual, the Warning sign indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

WARNINGCAUTION

In this manual, the Caution sign indicates a potentially hazardous situation or unsafe practice which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury. indicate important text, or points to note. Examples include OPEN or CLOSED. Italicized letters indicate a reference to another section within the manual. Examples include the Wheels section. This manual covers the entire line of LeMond bicycles, which includes several bicycle types. The following pictures help you identify the type of bicycle you own:

Bold letters

Road bike- uses "drop" handlebars, road caliper brakes, and 700c or 650c nominal wheel diameter.

Figure 2 Road bike Hybrid bike- a combination of road and mountain designs, this bike uses a "flat" handlebar, but medium-width road tires on 700c nominal wheel diameter.

Figure 3 Hybrid bike

Cyclo-cross bike- a road bike designed to allow skilled riders to ride on nonpaved surfaces, equipped with highclearance brakes. Figure 4 Cyclo-cross bike

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Wear, fatigue, maintenance, and hard use can decrease the life and safety of your bicycle.Bicycles are not indestructible: as with anything mechanical, every part of a bicycle has a limited useful life due to wear, stress, and fatigue. Fatigue refers to a low-stress force that, when repeated over a large number of cycles, can cause a material to fail or break. The length of the life of a part varies according to its design, materials, use, and maintenance. Although lighter frames or parts may, in some cases, have a longer life than heavier ones, it should be expected that light weight, high performance bicycles and parts require better care and more frequent inspections. Regularly inspect your entire bicycle for signs of fatigue stress: Dents Cracks Scratches Deformation Discoloration Fatigue can be accelerated by large forces from unsafe riding practices: Jumping your bicycle Performing bicycle stunts Severe off-road riding Downhill riding Any abnormal bike riding Carefully inspect your frame and components for signs of fatigue before and after each ride.

The following riding practices increase your risk of injury: Jumping your bicycle Performing bicycle stunts Severe off-road riding Downhill riding Any abnormal bike riding Each of these conditions increases the stress on every part of your bicycle. Frames or parts under high stress may fatigue prematurely, causing them to fail and increasing the risk of injury to the rider. Avoid these riding practices to decrease your risk of injury.iv

WARNING

TABLE OF CONTENTSChapter 1 Guide to Safe On-and-Off Road Operation Read this chapter before you rideMake sure your bicycle fits you properly .......................... 1 Know how your bicycle performs ................................... 1-2 Before every ride: Check your bike ................................ 3-7 During every ride: Ride safely. ..................................... 8-11 Before, during, & after every ride: Take care of your bike............................................................ 12-14 Use your pedal system safely. .................................. 15-17.

IMPORTANT!

Chapter 2

Periodic maintenance schedule................................... 18-19 Recommended tools for proper bicycle maintenance...... 19

Periodic Maintenance

Chapter 3

Inspection, Adjustment, and Lubrication

Some maintenance and repair should only be performed by your LeMond dealer, as indicated in this manual.

A word about torque specifications ................................. 21 Handlebars, bar-ends, and stem ................................. 22-24 Seat and seatpost ........................................................ 25-27 Drivetrain- pedals, crank, chain, and cassette ........... 22-30 Shifting systems ......................................................... 31-35 Headset and fork......................................................... 36-37 Brake systems ............................................................. 38-42 Wheels ......................................................................... 43-50 Reflectors ......................................................................... 48 Tire installation........................................................... 49-50 Care of your frame or fork.......................................... 51-52 LeMond Bicycles limited warranty .................................. 54

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IMPORTANT! READ THIS CHAPTER BEFORE YOU RIDEsafety cannot be overemphasized. This chapter containsA bicycle is smaller and less powerful than other vehicles, so suggestions that will help you ride as safely as possible. Read this entire chapter before you ride your new LeMond bicycle.

Before your first ride:

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Make sure your bicycle fits you properly........................... 1 Know how your bicycle performs. .................................. 1-2 Checklist: Before every ride............................................... 3 Check that your wheels are straight. ................................ 3 Check your tire inflation.................................................... 3 Check your brakes. ............................................................ 4 Check the attachment of both wheels. ........................... 5-6 Check your handlebars and stem for signs of stress or fatigue ........................................................................ 7 Ride safely. .................................................................... 8-11 Take care of your bike................................................. 12-14 Use your pedal system safely. ..................................... 15-17

Before every ride: Check your bike

During every ride:

Before, during, and after every ride:

Handlebars Seat

Rear wheel

Front derailleur

Crankset Rear derailleur Pedal Front wheel

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Figure 5 Names of bicycle components

BEFORE YOUR FIRST RIDEMake sure your bicycle fits you properly.Your LeMond dealer should fit you with the proper size of bicycle.

Make sure there is adequate top tube clearance.There should be at least one inch (25mm) clearance between the top tube and the rider when standing over the bicycle (Figure 1.1). For mountain bikes, two to three inches (50-75mm) clearance is recommended.

1 inch

Adjust the seat and handlebar.The seat and handlebars may be adjusted to offer the best comfort and performance. Before making these adjustments, refer to Chapter 3.

Figure 1.1 Minimum standover height: 1" (25mm) for most bicycles 2-3" (50-75mm) for mountain bicycles

Know how your bicycle performs.The features